• Better Builder

    Developers fed up with cryptic Makefiles should take a look at the new Meson build system, which is simple to operate, offers scripting capabilities, integrates external test tools, and supports Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

  • Data On the Go

    Almost all manufacturers of GPS devices use proprietary formats to save routes, tracks, and waypoints. Vendors unfortunately rarely offer Linux software for uploading and downloading or processing the data. Four GPS editors keep Linux users on the right track.

  • Open Wide

    Open Speech Initiative seeks to bring advanced speech processing to free software.

  • Virtuoso Layering

    For the past three years, 20 developers have been working on a revamped version of the KDE libraries. The alpha release appeared in February 2014 with many new features.

News and Articles

  • News

    Updates on Technologies, Trends, and Tools

  • Automatic Testing

    Instead of configuring the Jenkins continuous integration server in the browser with mouse clicks and text input for builds, programmers can store the necessary data in the source control system and let a Perl script do the work.

  • Hey, Honey!

    Good traps catch mice, and honeypots catch malicious scripts. Sys admin Charly resorts to a honeypot in this issue, which, although difficult to install, is easy to manage.

  • Pi Plus

    The brand new Raspberry Pi Model  B+ is solid and tidy, with many clever improvements in detail that make this the best version so far. The desired improvement in performance will have to wait for now.

  • Docker Talk

    Run your application smoothly and portably in the cloud with the Docker container system. This workshop takes a practical look deploying Docker with the OwnCloud cloud environment.

  • Big Dig

    Many Linux diagnostic tools require knowledge of a special syntax, which complicates handling and confuses the output. Sysdig groups several important tools into a single interface.

  • The Art of Letters

    Creating images from letters and numbers is a complex matter, unless you have the right tools at hand.

  • Modern Reader

    The newest incarnation of the Pine email reader is fast, easy to use, and offers a thoroughly modern feature set.

  • Catch a Wave

    The Hawaii desktop relies on Qt Quick, supports Wayland, and comes with its own compositor. Thanks to the Maui Linux system, you can test Hawaii on a Live CD or on a VMware virtual machine.

  • Visibly Better

    The KDE Visual Design Group works with KDE developers to bring a refined visual environment and user experience to the Plasma desktop.

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